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Today's News

  • School Board approves tax increase, funding to go to teacher raises

    Local property owners will see their tax bills go up again this year after the Oldham County Board of Education approved a 3.1-cent increase at a special meeting.

    The board approved the measure 4-1, with board member Walt Schumm as the lone dissenting vote, after two hours of public comment on the topic.

  • Matthews returns to face murder charge

    An Indiana man accused of killing a graduate of Oldham County High School several months ago has been extradited back to Kentucky to face charges of murder and theft by unlawful taking, auto.

    Miles J. Matthews, 27, of Corydon, Ind., is accused of murdering Adam N. Gregg, 34, of Louisville, on July 17. Matthews was in Oldham County District Court on Monday, pleading not guilty to the charges in his initial arraignment.

  • Former Beard’s store gets new name, owners

     

    A well-known Crestwood outdoor equipment store has been purchased and will feature a new name.

    Beard’s Outdoor Power Equipment, formally family-owned and operated by Richard Beard, will now be known as Andersons’ Sales & Service.

    Andersons’ is currently owned and operated from Madison, Ind., but its new location will continue to be located at the former Beard’s location on West Highway 146 in Crestwood, according to new owner Joshua Anderson.

  • School board considers tax increase

     

    Oldham County homeowners could see another increase in their property taxes if a recommendation by Oldham County Schools is approved by the Board of Education at a special meeting Sept. 11.

    OCS Superintendent Will Wells plans to recommend a “four percent” increase, referred by that number because it represents the amount of increased revenue that would be raised by the school district. It is the highest amount the board can approve without the tax being subjected to a recall, OCS spokeswoman Tracy Harris said.

  • CityPlace ready for first event

    After months of work, the new CityPlace center in downtown La Grange will open next weekend with a Dedication Concert featuring the Louisville Philharmonia and Louisville Chorus.

    The Sept. 13 show will begin at 7 p.m. and feature joint performances by the two groups, as well as solo performances from each, administrator Karen Greenwell said.

    “The concert itself will be a really good mix of pop and other stuff,” she said. “This is not just a La Grange event, it’s an Oldham County, a regional event.”

  • La Grange couple wants to turn love of wine into full-time business

     

    Combining work with something you love is often a good career choice and Michael Vogt, of Vogt’s Vineyards, LLC in La Grange, really loves wine.

    “It’s a hobby that’s become an obsession,” he said.

    Partnering with his wife, Carina, the two are hoping to start selling their own wines and eventually open up La Grange’s first vineyard in the future.

  • OCYFL Week 3 recap

    In the Pewee Division the Carroll County Yellowjackets continued their winning ways by defeating the Packers.

    Alonzo Lopez put the Jackets on the board first by running for a 40-yard touchdown and the ensuing PAT.

    Then Ethan Price ran for 35 yards and the touchdown with Lopez converting his second PAT on the day to make it 14-0.

    The Packers’ Ryan Holvey scored on a 35-yard quarterback sneak, but it wasn’t enough and the final score was 14-6.

  • Boys soccer: Lister scores three, South beats OC

    CRESTWOOD – A stingy defense and the finishing abilities of senior forward Christian Lister put South Oldham in the district driver’s seat Tuesday.

    Lister scored three second-half goals and the Dragon defense didn’t allow Oldham County to put a shot on goal until the final minute. That combination added up to a 3-0 South win on a chilly night at Dragon Stadium.

    Tuesday’s win marked the Dragons’ first shutout of the Colonels in six years.

  • Field hockey: North wins in strokes

    CRESTWOOD – North Oldham and South Oldham needed an extra 10 minutes to decide their field hockey match Monday night in the mist at Dragon Stadium.

    When the 10-minute overtime wasn’t enough to break a 2-2 deadlock, the teams went into penalty strokes.

    Lady Mustangs Charlie McCauley and Madison Cobb converted their strokes and goalie Sarah Foye didn’t allow a Lady Dragon to score, giving North a 2-0 advantage and a 3-2 win over its county rival.

  • Golf: Thomas claims first pro win

    Justin Thomas turned what he called “a good, solid” first year in professional golf “into a great year” on Sunday.

    The Goshen resident sank a 21-and-a-half-foot putt on the first playoff hole to beat Richard Sterne and win the Web.com Tour’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship in Columbus, Ohio.

    The tournament victory was the first for Thomas, a former Kentucky Mr. Golf at St. Xavier High School and All-American at the University of Alabama playing his first year in the pros.